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Coin of Amasea with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor, laureate, cuirassed, draped, stands holding spear in left hand, extending right with patera over lighted tripod. Star in field to left. At right, Greek letters. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 207

Mint

Amasea, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.37 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1184

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins